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PM leaves London for home

LONDON, Sept 30, 2018 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here this
evening on her way to Dhaka from New York after a week-long official visit to
the United States.

After a stopover in the British capital, the prime minister and members of
her entourage took off from Heathrow Airport at 6:35 pm by a VVIP flight of
Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

She arrived in London this morning from New York by a British Airways
Flight.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Nazmul Qaunine and senior officials
of the high commission saw the premier off at Heathrow Airport.

The flight is scheduled to reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport
tomorrow morning.

The prime minister left home for New York on September 21 to attend the
73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

Sheikh Hasina addressed the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA)
at the UN Headquarters in New York on September 27 and had a meeting with UN
Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

On the sidelines of the UNGA, the prime minister held bilateral meetings
with Dutch Queen Maxima, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and US Secretary
of State Mike Pompeo.

The Bangladesh premier attended a Welcome Reception hosted by US President
Donald J. Trump.

Sheikh Hasina joined a number of high-level events on Rohingya crisis,
cyber security, peacekeeping, women empowerment, girl education and global
drug problem.

She also joined a luncheon and roundtable arranged by the US Chamber of
Commerce.

During the UNGA, the prime minister received the ‘International Achievement
Award’ from the Inter Press Service News Agency for her exemplary
humanitarian response by giving shelter to more than one million displaced
Rohingyas of Myanmar.

Global Hope Coalition’s Board of Directors also gave her ‘2018 Special
Recognition for Outstanding Leadership Award’ for her farsighted leadership
to deal with the Rohingya crisis.

Sheikh Hasina attended a civic reception accorded to her by expatriates
Bangladeshis living in the USA.

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